18 October 2016

Alchemy or How to Make Gold

Organised by:

SCI's London Group in partnership with UCL's Chemical & Physical Society

UCL, London, UK

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Synopsis

This talk will take a light-hearted look at the long history of alchemy. It discusses the various phases of alchemy - in Alexandria, Ancient China, the Islamic world, and in Europe. It describes what the alchemists were trying to achieve (not only the production of gold), and how they went about their quest.

Finally the talk considers whether or not the modern chemist is in any sense indebted to the work of the alchemists.


Venue and Contact

UCL

Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ

 

Emma Thomas

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7598 1594

Email: communications@soci.org


Fees

This is a FREE event. No need to book. Please check this page for any updates or changes before attending the event.

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